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Author: Mike Crowley
Foreword: Ann Shulgin
Publisher: Amrita Press
ISBN: 978-0-692-65281-7
Paperback, 432 pp
Dimensions: 6″ x 9″
Illustrations: 114 b/w, 12 color

US price:  $24.95

What people are saying about this book…


Allan Badiner, co-editor, Zig-Zag Zen :

Writing clearly, in the manner of an investigative reporter, Mike Crowley unlocks the mystery of amrita and answers, with previously unseen certainty, the question of whether or not psychedelics were part of historical Buddhist practice.


Rev. Kokyo Henkel, head teacher, Santa Cruz Zen Center :

Mike Crowley has manifested a book on topic rarely spoken of, and certainly never explored with such depth. With a combination of personal anecdotes, detailed historical research and a large collection of traditional art, this book will encourage modern-day Buddhist yogis and mind-explorers to see their practice and its roots in a new way.


Clark Heinrich, author, Magic Mushrooms in Religion and Alchemy :

Psychedelic drugs in Buddhism? Believe it. Don’t believe it? Read this book!